Last year when a study from the University of Chicago revealed that children raised in religious families showed demonstrably less altruism and empathy than their non-religious family counterparts, an age-old trope was turned on its head: if it weren’t for religion, where would we get our morals? Those in the humanist community and beyond have […]Read More The social science is in: Atheists get an A in morality
I’m pleased to see that, a year after the massacre that left a dozen people dead, the Parisian satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is continuing to do what they’ve always done. It’s an act of bravery indeed to not allow yourself to be cowered into the corner after such an unspeakable act of violence; it’s something […]Read More A year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre
This piece is referencing Donald Trump, if it wasn’t specifically clear. Perhaps there are some number of people who are unfamiliar with some of the more recent statements of the Republican frontrunner, so if that’s the case, he said in no uncertain terms that Muslims, and Muslims alone, should be barred from entering the country. […]Read More What does it mean that we have a presidential candidate that is calling for the blatant discrimination against and banning of a particular religious group?